Living in a small apartment living room in the city has its benefits, but the flip side is that it comes at the cost of space. A small studio will test your ingenuity in making it comfortable and stylish at the same time, in creating a balance between design and function. Choosing the right furniture and furnishings of course are the must.
It is a task that will take some doing, in terms of creativity and organization. We break it down for you with a carefully curated list of must-have pieces of furniture that will help you live large in a small living room.
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1. Lift-Top Coffee Table With Hidden Storage
If you have limited space and you don’t have room for both a dining room and a coffee table in your home, this lift-top coffee table is a great piece to save money and space.
This cool 2-in-1 coffee table is designed to lift up when you need a more elevated surface such as while you’re eating in front of the TV or when you’re studying.
It’s also super easy to change back into just a coffee table. Just push it down again when you have guests over. Don’t forget about the ample storage room inside that can store your books, magazines, and whatever else you need in the living room.
2. Shelving That Can Go Vertical Or Horizontal
Instead of choosing the largest possible shelving unit that will fit your space, consider picking up a few versatile cubby-like shelves that can stand upright or lie flat. A pair can stand side by side on a big wall; or flank a sofa.
Use them as bookshelves, or even storage for your pots and pans. The possibilities are endless.
3. Sofa Sleeper
If you live in a small studio apartment or a loft, a sleeper sofa is such an essential piece of furniture that can save you a ton of room. Since space is so limited in a studio apartment, a daybed can act as both a bed and a couch.
Not only will you have more room, it’s great for your wallet as well because you’ll only have to purchase one piece of furniture instead of two.
4. Mini Desk
It can be a desk, but it also works as an oversize bedside table, bar, buffet or kitchen table. In fact, there’s not much this versatile table can’t do. The sleek shape makes it an especially good choice for studio apartments, where you need your table to pull double (or triple) duty.
If you’re looking for something a little more compact and simplistic, check out the minimalistic wooden desk above.
5. Ladder Shelf
This ladder shelf is also another awesome alternative if you’re looking for something that’s a little more compact but still stylish and can display a lot above the shelf without having to purchase a display cabinet.
6. Floating Shelf
Wall shelves are totally your friend when you live in a small living space.
They’re a great place to add some wall art, books, or display other home decor pieces to add some personality to your home without taking up much room. Decorate with some little small plants on it, that can make a cozy connection within you and the nature
7. Nesting Coffee Table
The space-saving stackability of nesting tables makes them a handy furnishing to have around. They are super flexible – they can be spread out when you need to lay out a few snacks and tucked away at other times or even used as extra seating. Modern and minimalist coffee table you shouldn’t miss!
8. TV Stand With Storage
A Bulky TV stand often times take up a lot of unnecessary real estate in your living room that can be used for something else.
Instead of getting a large TV stand, why not consider a floating wall-mounted TV console. This open TV console will hold everything you need for your TV including cozy home decor pieces all while saving you space.
9. Sofa Beds
Sofa Beds, as they are also called, allow you to convert your living room or your home office into a guest bedroom. Since it serves as both a bed and a couch, it gives you more room to entertain as well as a place to sleep. So next time a guest turns up unannounced, fret not.
This common space saving furniture is used widely for small apartment living room owners who want to conserve space. It has dual purpose as a sofa and as a bed. When explored further, you can find an additional guest bed below of the sofa bed for your friend or family member who is staying for the night.
10. Corner Cabinet
Room corners are often left unused.
Make use of that space by placing some extra home decor pieces or books on a corner cabinet. You still can keep your things in this cabinet. Fully Optimize the space!